West Manor Coffee & Conversation

Parents recently enjoyed coffee and donuts with Dr. Reginald Lawrence, principal of West Manor ElementaryIMG_1646, as he discussed the Common Core curriculum for the 2013-2014 school year.

Atlanta Public Schools has implemented Common Core Georgia Performance Standards to provide students with rigorous instructional programs that foster student success in school and life. The Standards are aligned with college and work expectations, are clear, understandable and consistent and include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills.  Aligned to the expectations of two – and four – year colleges, they have been internationally benchmarked.

The Common Core will ensure that teachers teach students and students learn the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, including communication skills, perseverance in problem solving, technical reading and writing, literacy across disciplines, and the most important mathematical skills. IMG_1659

During the meeting, parents also learned about and discussed West Manor’s academic performance and test results with Ms. Thomas, Assistant Principal at West Manor.

The Instructional Coach at West Manor provided an overview of the requirements for students in writing, science and math journals, as well as the importance of parent communication logs.

Throughout the conversations and presentations, parents were able to ask questions and were encouraged to review and discuss work and journals with students at home each day.

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